Tonight, I will be giving my two weeks notice to the country bar where I have worked for the past 3 1/2 years. The music I play from my HP laptop is at the highest bit rate and all store bought music . . . either from CDs or Rhapsody.I do not want to leave my workmates in this bar without a collection of country music in digital files. (We have a backup book of CDs there, but it would take a new DJ a month or more to upload all that music, CD by CD.)The bar has an unused computer in the backroom. I want to take all the music from my laptop and upload to this unused computer via WAV files.Question: do I need just a simple USB to USB wire? Or do I need something like a firewire?Also, what steps does one take transferring music files such as everything on my Windows media contained in my laptop to the Windows media in the unused computer at the club? Meaning, in the past, I've had people transfer files to another bar's computer. Unfortunately, the music files never showed up in Windows media. How do I ensure all Windows Media files show up in the new Windows Media on the bar computer?
"The music I play from my HP laptop is at the highest bit rate and all store bought music . . . either from CDs or Rhapsody. I do not want to leave my workmates in this bar without a collection of country music in digital files."Store bought by who? IANAL but I'd be careful. Who does the license or physical copy of the music belong to? If it's them or from CDs (ripped) you ned to leave it and every copy behind with them (sorry). To do that you can cut=>paste from your old one to their new one (either through an ethernet connection, a removable drive, or a USB2Go cable).If any of it is your music then they need to buy a new copy/license (i.e. from Rhapsody) as you have no right to copy it and distribute it to them.Just sayin....since you shared that this is for a business you might want to make sure you & they are doing what's legal both in terms of copyright law adherence and pay to play licensing - this category of background or dance music (my presumption) is called "mechanical music" and requires royalty payments:See # 8:http://www.ascap.com/licensing/licensingfaq.htmlAnd just because the Napster dust-up of the 00's settled down a bit doesn't mean they aren't still prosecuting individuals or businesses like bars (these from this winter):http://www.timesleader.com/news/Bar_owner_ordered_to_pay_fin...JMO but I wouldn't want to be the one blamed when/if later someone asks where did you get these copies from.B
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